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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
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You need to advance book your tickets -- they say by 3 days, but I know someone who got a ticket on the same day, so if there is space on a visit, they fit you in. The chapel is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You need to advance book your tickets -- they say by 3 days, but I know someone who got a ticket on the same day, so if there is space on a visit, they fit you in. The chapel is climate controlled, so first you have to sit and watch a video for 15 minutes -- this was not the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I have never seen the frescos so close and so nice. It is s true masterpiece and definitely something you fo mot want to miss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning - should be on everyone who loves art's must see list. Giotto's frescoes are magnificent -Glad we booked ahead as only 25 people are admitted at a time - made sure we arrived early as the admission times are strictly adhered to. Enjoyed the film presentation - was a wonderful day trip from Venice and highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful pieces of art with an amazing history to match. The chapel is well worth the time and effort. The number of visits is limited so look into making reservations ahead of time. You only get 20 minutes inside. Don't just wander in and look up. Find a guide book and prepare yourself so you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Don't be put off by the rather bland exterior, or by photos of the interior which seem to suggest that the early Renaissance Scrovegni Chapel is only miniature. In fact it is sizeable and beautifully decorated with a large series of frescoes by Giotto. The overall impression is shaped by the beautiful blue ceiling representing the sky with stars, and... More 

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Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fascinating, beautiful, inspiring. Absolutely the best thing to do in Padua and the equal of the Sistine Chapel in many ways. And you get a good background and keep cool while waiting in the atmospheric chamber.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This Giotto chapel is simply unmissable, being one of the most important works of art in the world, its only real competitor being the Sistine Chapel. If you only see one thing when in Northern Italy, see this. But be warned: you must book first and (because of the damage cause by humans breathing) you must spend fifteen minutes in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is undoubtedly one of renaisance Europe's jewels and it is truly amazing that it has survived everything thrown at it. The huge number of visitors means that, sadly, the time allocated to each visit is restricted; and the need to conserve its treasured frescoes means that it is effectively refrigerated to prevent visitors from sweating (which I guess is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An amazing experience! Arriving on time is very important - otherwise you aren't allowed to enter and this is serious!!! The introductory film is very useful, so the acclimatisation time is not wasted at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our second visit, and no less of a "wow" than last time. The frescoes are absolutely beautiful, and unlike some others, completely unruined by "restoration". Well worth the prebooking, and the wait to enter, and once you have been you can completely understand the desire to keep the Chapel as it should be.

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Address: Piazza Eremitani, 8, 35121 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 201 0020
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua

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